Professor Beth Angell studies how serious psychiatric conditions (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) are treated in outpatient and community settings. She is especially interested in how people who experience psychiatric problems get into treatment (help seeking) and what makes them stay there (adherence) -- and how those processes are affected by legal (involuntary treatment laws) and interpersonal (persuasion, pressure, social support) factors. She also conducts research on the stigma of psychiatric problems and on the co-occurrence of mental illness and criminal justice system involvement. Her research projects range from large-scale evaluations of programs and policies to micro-level studies of interactions between clinicians and clients with mental illness. While Professor Angell primarily teaches courses for graduate students in social work, she enjoys mentoring undergraduate students via research opportunities, and talking with students about their interests in helping fields such as social work, counseling, and clinical psychology.
Faculty Mentor Program
- School of Social Work